Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

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Type of meal : | Salads | Salads

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Ingredients

2 pears, halved, cored and thinly sliced
3⁄4 cup (185 ml/6 1⁄2 fl oz) buttermilk
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chives, cut into short pieces
1 head butter (butterhead) lettuce
1 head radicchio or other red lettuce
2 cups (75 g/3 oz) watercress leaves
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, toss pears with 2 tablespoons of the buttermilk to prevent flesh browning. Whisk the remaining buttermilk, the vinegar and a pinch each of salt and pepper in another small bowl until combined. Add chives.
  2. Tear or chop leaves of both lettuces. Mix with watercress and cucumber. Arrange on serving plates and top with blue cheese and sliced pears. Drizzle a little buttermilk dressing over the top, serving the remainder separately.

Nutritions per serving: 94 calories, 4 g protein, 3 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol,12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fibre.
Cook’s Tip: Mesclun, also called field greens, is a mixture of young salad leaves. The petals of edible flowers such as nasturtiums are sometimes included. Mesclun is sold loose or in packets from greengrocers and supermarkets. It’s an easy, quick option when making a salad.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 20:26:46 — Original ID:1666

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad